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Thursday Treat: lunch at the restyled De Kersentuin

Kersentuin1For years De Kersentuin has been a household name in the somewhat posh Southern district of Amsterdam. But with an array of new venues the competition grows, and sometimes that’s the cue for renewal. So De Kersentuin got a facelift. In the interior and on the plate.

Under the creative lead of signature chef Stefan van Sprang (former 2 star Michelin-venue Aan de Poel) and his team helmed by chef Wessel Ruijmgaart, the restaurant takes a new direction in casual dining.

De Kersentuin proposes a menu with signature dishes at 15 and 20 euros of which you can make a composition which enables you to taste as much of the menu as you desire.
We had a preview lunch and we can tell you it is well worth a detour (for us that is as we live in the western part of town). A major part of the menu landed on our table, so we had quite a good impression of what you can expect:

Crispy wakame roll / curry-coco sauce


Round 1
Yellowfin tuna sashimi / wasabi mayonnaise / algin crips
Langoustine / mango /chili pepper / foie gras tataki
Blackened seabass / croûtons / cream of artichoke / orange

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Round 2
Grilled foie gras sandwich / Madeira / beetroot / hazelnut
Fried King prawn ‘special’ / shallot / curry / lemon grass
Soft shell crab / oyster mushroom / mild green curry

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Round 3
Jasmin tea marinated & roasted veal stew / leek / cacao / soy sauce
Lamb navarin / lemon / puffed garlic / whole wheat crostini
Blackened entrecôte / sparerib Bloody Mary-style / pommes fondant

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The Chocolate Bar: chocolate / vanilla / caramel fudge
Raspberry / bleuberry / mango / meringue


We can’t really speak of a preference for a particular dish. As you can expect from a Michelin star chef, the quality and finesse is consistent in each dish. And yes, it tastes as good as it looks. Recommended for each time you feel your palate needs some pampering. Make your reservations here.
De Kersentuin
Dijsselhofplantsoen 7

Lunch Mo – Fri noon – 2 pm
Diner Mo – Sat 6- 10 pm
Closed on Sundays

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